AmericasTrade

Ex-Im Bank Debate: Even Large Deals Support Small Firms

by James Burrows Editor’s note: Debate has raged in the House in recent weeks over whether to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, which expires Sept. 30. The main hang-up is the bank’s support for multinationals, which many critics say amounts to corporate welfare. Here, the bank’s small business chief aims to show how even large deals help small companies, as well as how Georgia small businesses would be affected by an Ex-Im closure. Global Atlanta will later run a commentary with an opposing viewpoint.  More
AmericasTrade

International Auto Processing to Invest $3 Million in Expansion

by Chris Freiberg | July 3, 2014 Brunswick-based International Auto Processing Inc., is investing $3 million to expand its facility in St. Simon’s Island after forming a new subsidiary to handle a major military contract.  More
AmericasTrade

Warm Climates Make Hot Markets for Sandal Exporter Oka-B

by Mary Welch Oka-B, the Buford-based manufacturer and exporter of plastic shoes, doesn’t need sophisticated market research to plan its international growth. Its executives just look at the map. More
AsiaTrade

China Is Both the Cause and Solution to Taiwan's Trade Trap

by Trevor Williams | July 3, 2014 Editor’s note: Global Atlanta’s Trevor Williams recently spent a week in Taiwan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which brought in 19 journalists from around the world to explore the country’s trade policy and economic plans.  More
EuropeTrade

Trade Mission to Poland, Czech Republic Planned for October

by Trevor Williams | July 2, 2014 The Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Georgia Department of Economic Development have announced dates for a small-business trade mission to Poland and the Czech Republic this fall.  More